Well, this is despicable.

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, who is responsible for overseeing elections in the county that is home to Phoenix and comprises nearly 50% of the Arizona vote total, has been forced into hiding and provided police protection as tensions rise following the November 8th election, a vote that Kari Lake, the Republican Candidate for Governor, still has not conceded she lost.

Mr. Gates first came to prominence defending Maricopa’s election and ballot counting process during the firestorm following perennial election denier Donald Trump’s Arizona loss in 2020.

Fox 10 Phoenix

“PHOENIX – Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates has confirmed that he moved to an undisclosed location for his safety after security concerns connected to the 2022 midterm elections.

Deputies from the sheriff’s office are also providing a security detail, officials said.

Gates, a Republican and one of the leaders of the Maricopa County Elections Department, has been a fierce defender of the county’s election system and an outspoken critic of false claims that the 2020 election was stolen…

… His stance has caused a slew of backlash online and in person. Some people were seen launching verbal attacks on Gates during a meeting with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors earlier this week.

Other county officials have reported receiving calls they considered threatening from campaign volunteers.”

As concerns those “other county officials” receiving threats, The Huffington Post reports that Tom Liddy, a Maricopa County Attorney received a call from a Republican National Committee Attorney on November 14th that he considered threatening, the RNC mouthpiece pointing out that Lake’s campaign had “a lot of irate people out there” and they “can’t control them.”

“A top attorney for Arizona’s Maricopa County told The Washington Post that he contacted law enforcement authorities about what he considered a threat from the campaign of losing GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.

Lake’s campaign and the Republican National Committee have denied the accusation.

The clash occurred during a phone call Nov. 14 as Lake was projected to lose to Democratic rival, Katie Hobbs. At one point a Republican National Committee lawyer on the call demanded rapid answers from the county attorney on a number of issues. The county includes vote-heavy Phoenix.

The RNC attorney, who was identified as Benjamin Mehr, underscored that there were “a lot of irate people out there” and that Lake’s campaign “can’t control them,” recalled the county attorney, Tom Liddy.“

In other words:

“Nice little election board you got there, be a shame if something were to happen to it.”

Perhaps Lake’s Godfather Don Cornholeone was the impetus behind that loathsome call.


No matter who is behind such tactics, they need to be taught more respect for the law and made to realize that American elections are contested before Election Day and not after, and that disputes about elections are settled in the courts and not by a mob in the streets.

Lake and drumpf and their ilk ultimately want the power to decide elections themselves with no interference from bothersome voters or honest election officials.

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    • I hope they are seriously investigating this and will come down hard on the individuals involved. This is completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated in the least.

      • If they were to really come down hard on this sort of thing, they’d arrest most ‘pube party candidates and officials. Until that happens, our election system will continue to be in danger until it no longer exists.

  1. This is right out of Traitor Tot’s playbook. Remember in 2015 when Traitor Tot said that if he lost (which he did!) that he would not accept the results? And again in 2020? And he has still not conceded, instead choosing to keep pushing his Big Lie that the election was somehow “stolen” (with no proof!). I guess this kind of crap is what we can expect when even lying and cheating, the republiQanons still loose elections. Time to start tracking down these *&^%s and sending them to Gitmo with the rest of the terrorists!!

  2. I am so sick of these idiots showing their A** if they don’t win . What has happened to dignity ? I’m a senior citizen and have voted since I became old enough. We never through fits if we lost, people are acting like idiots , who raised these people who act like spoiled brats . No wonder the rest of the world think we’re crazy .


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